Bellavista Teatro alla Scala 2013
Dedicated to the legendary Opera House, to which the company has a great affinity and draws its inspiration, this is the best expression of the vintage and the Bellavista style. The grapes that make up this great cuvée, predominantly Chardonnay plus some Pinot Nero, are the highest possible quality and stem from a painstaking selection within individual vineyards. In addition to the exceptional quality of the raw materials used, this Franciacorta differs from other Bruts as half of the wines from which it is made mature for seven months in small oak barrels. Majestic in terms of balance, ably supporting and, at the same time, straddling the characteristics of the vintage, this Franciacorta Method is striking in its intensity and complexity.
On the eye: Deep straw yellow in color, it has a very fine and persistent perlage, presaging the fragrances that seem to embody the quintessence of the Bellavista style.
On the nose: The floral notes of hawthorn are generous and elegant, while more unpredictable balsamic laurel follows, joined later by candied citrus and dainty pastries.
On the palate: The mouthfeel is simultaneously dense, bold, aristocratic and creamy. The finish is magnificent in its pristine neatness and flavor.